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Official Advisory from the Mayor of the City of Chicago

Stay-at-Home Advisory
Additional COVID-19 Alerts and Regulations
Issued: November 12, 2020
Effective: November 16, 2020

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is experiencing a rapid increase inCOVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, which left unchecked poses a risk to our health care system; and

WHEREAS, Additional intervention is warranted to moderate case growth and preserve hospital capacity; and

WHEREAS, It is more important than ever to follow guidance from local, state, and federal officials on how to stop the spread of the virus; and

WHEREAS, Taking the steps listed below is critical to preventing the spread of the virus, protecting the lives of you and your loved ones, and preserving our acute-care-hospital- and other healthcare-systems-capacity; now, therefore,

The Mayor of the City of Chicago hereby states the following:

Section 1. Stay at Home Advisory

Beginning on Monday, November 16, 2020, the Mayor of the City of Chicago, Lori E. Lightfoot as well as the Commissioner of Health for the City of Chicago, Dr. Allison Arwady, advise all residents of Chicago to stay at home in response to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city.

Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries. If you do leave home, you must always wear a face covering and practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others in accordance with the City’s Executive Order 2020-9.

Additionally, residents are strongly advised to:

a) Not have guests in their homes unless they are essential workers (e.g., home health care providers, childcare workers or educators).

b) Cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations.

c) Avoid travel.

This advisory shall remain in place for 30 days or until such time as the Commissioner of Health determines a change to the guidance is appropriate.